Jacob Lucretcius Tenebris Zalendredo Iridis is the no-nonsense, semi-awkward, prideful Self-Proclaimed Pokémon genius. Having essentially grown up battling, most of his personality revolves around that. He is very easy to anger when someone he cares about is threatened, and easy to bait into problems by challenging his pride or talent. He's very philosophical, often going off on rants exploring far more meaningful interpretations of subjects when unprompted. Early on he was easily brought into conflict, but has since grown out of this.
Jacob is the orphaned child of Marcus and Valery Iridis, two Dark type specialists. He was born in Petalburg in Hoenn where he lived a fairly normal childhood. His parents were murdered and his home was destroyed on his eight birthday, right after obtaining his first Pokémon, a Ralts who he named Regina. Jacob, heir to nothing, unable to support himself, and unwilling to be raised in an orphanage, spent some time as a beggar before coming across an illegal underground Pokémon tournament business, where he decided that how he would support himself. Seven years later, he left this, now rich and able to support himself and chose to prove his new found strength against the Hoenn League. He beat Hoenn's Gyms within one week and then took on the League itself, winning due to a combination of his, now fully evolved, Regina's unprecedented power, strategic capabilities he had gained battling almost half his life, and a number of battle regulation violations that he was unaware of due to his near complete experience in unregulated tournaments.
After defeating the League, with almost nothing to do, he was recruited by Elityria, a girl from Lilycove who had dreamed of seeing every Pokémon in Hoenn. For the next three years the two would explore all of Hoenn, getting into many life threatening, awkward, and awe-inspiring situations, and grew very close. This ended when, just before seeing Jirachi, the last of the Hoenn Pokémon they had to find, Elityria was killed by a Scizor, who was in turned killed by Jacob in a fit of rage. After approaching Jirachi and getting assurance he could have his wish granted in the future, Jacob, to honor the memory of Elityria, vowed to see every Pokémon in existence.
He spent months planning his journey, starting with Johto, which is where his first encounter with the J-Team would occur.
Jacob first encountered the J-Team in Olivine, where he battled to a draw with Crow. Soon after he left for Ecruteak, where he began the first of many arguments. This one in particular was between him and Zeal, Jacob believed that because Zeal had let his Quilava, Fajro, be stolen, Zeal was unfit to be a trainer. After this all calmed down, Jacob left and went on to Mahogany, where he defeated Pryce. He continued on to Blackthorn, and inside the Ice Path he captured a Sneasel, Voidstar. Upon reaching Blackthon, Jacob, with ruthless efficiency, defeated Clair. He went on to explore the Dark Cave where he was someone poisoned with a Toxic, which led to him beginning to die for the rest of his time there and into his adventures in Unova.
He was brought to a hospital by Crow, having been informed by Discord of Jacob's affliction. When Jacob awoke from his Toxic-induced coma, he could barely walk and continued to cough up blood. Jacob, owing Crow for saving his life, assisted the latter in training his Gible Finn at the Dragon's Den, engaging in a double battle with Finn and Monty on one side, and Regina and Argentum on the other. It resulted in a win for Jacob, who wanted to see how Regina would fare alone against the both of them. During that battle, Regina was nearing defeat, and Jacob began to become unhinged. It was during this battle that Sakura was brought back into Johto, and witnessing Jacob coughing up blood due to his toxic induced state, became concerned. Later Jacob would begin developing romantic feelings for her, and the two had a few encounters, eventually ending up battling to a draw. Jacob was then driven to the brink of insanity by Sakura's Ralts, Daisuke.
Jacob, to escape further interaction with Sakura, left for Kanto, and ended up experiencing his first true loss in over seven years at the hands of Blue. In a fit of uncontrolled anger, Jacob left for Mt. Silver to train, only to lose function of his legs, and resorting to using his Metagross as a method of transportation. After trying again and defeating Blue, Jacob returned to Blackthorn where he met up once again with Zeal, the two on far more friendly terms, and also met Straw. These three were soon brought in to a group heading to the League, when Jacob was made an official member of the J-Team, though forced, after hearing about all the crazy adventures they'd gotten themselves into.
At the League, Jacob once again encountered Sakura, and though he did his best not to let anything happen, he snapped when he overheard her explaining why she would never want to date him. This caused him to nearly murder her, and gain the antipathy of all the people there. Notably, Des, who returned from beyond the fourth wall, and Lyuri who hit him in the face by throwing a jar of honey at him. Discord, who had been punted to an alternate dimension in Blackthorn, and who had returned when they reached the League, was the one who calmed down the situation.
Jacob went back to Kanto, then to Unova early, where he encountered Lily and Mezzo, and aided the latter in escaping the former. He stayed with the group that had also come to help Mezzo, until they headed to Pokéstars in Virbank.
- Beat the Hoenn League.
- Beat the Unova League.
- Stopped RedEyes!Zeal from taking over time.
- Defeated Titan, twice.
- Beat the Kalos League.
- Defeated Echo.
- He has a sort of odd friendship with Herbert, though he finds him annoyingly narrow-viewed, and has frequently clashed with him, he does not doubt that there is some sort of a friendship between them. Jacob feels like he might need to be able to steer him in the right direction from time to time, though this has probably never happened.
- Jacob has immense respect for Tagg, due to his experience and ability, and hopes at some point Tagg will see him as a friend and someone who can be relied on.
- Jacob is friends with Arika, though admittedly he is a bit confused by her, for some reason.
- He sees both a rival and close friend in Kai, and he has no intention of allowing this rivalry from impacting any interactions they may have.
- Jacob is good friends with Sakura, after meeting her, falling in love with her, being drove insane and heartbroken by her, then eventually making amends and smoothing everything over, she became one of the only people he feels he could trust anything with. She is also someone he feels a strong desire to defeat, in order to prove to himself that it's not just dumb luck that he had a five year winning streak, and that all his battling actually gave him some skill. The idea that someone could have a powerful Pokémon, skill, but no affinity for battling is alien to him.
- Jacob has an odd rivalry/vitriolic friendship with Lyuri. They started out hating each other, and now can pretty much openly talk to one another, though most of any discussion between the two is either snarky or sarcastic. Jacob does put a lot of trust in her, and is quite fond of her, though he also thinks she has a problem of not knowing when to back off.
- He is friends with Hikari, though he is confused by her eccentric antics, he finds her a comfortable person to be around, and enjoys the similar interests they have. They are currently in a romantic relationship.
- He is eternally annoyed by Crow. Infuriated by his mere presence. He went as far as to attack Crow in Virbank, though admittedly he was incredibly unstable at the time due to having, he thought, broken Sakura. Then again in Driftveil at the PWT when he tried to purposefully aggravate Jacob. After finding out they were related, though distantly, he began warming up to him.
- Jacob has a strong friendship with Zeal. Though at first he scoffed and despised him, he eventually warmed up to him. Though Zeal frequently annoys Jacob with his trolling antics, and did once try to kill him, Jacob would willing and without a second thought trust Zeal with his life, and is willing to defend him, even when he might be dangerous to himself or others. He is also extremely driven to find out the mystery revolving around Zeal and his aspects.
- Jacob is on good terms with Dune, after their frequent Mindscape escapades, has him to be a down to earth and refreshingly sane presence.
- Jacob respects Ren and his wisdom and abilities, as well as his kindness and compassion for the other members of the team. He finds Ren to be a calming, relaxing presence and enjoys time spent with him.
- He is acquainted with Ever, though he doesn't know them too much. He does find them easily approachable.
- He is also somewhat acquainted with Mezzo, and doesn't know what to think of her. Though since her parents are fans of music he has a predisposition to liking her.
First Appearance: Post #227563
Age: 25 (As of 2020)
Birthday: June 25, 1994
Favorite Color: Blue.
Likes: Battling, Chess, Writing, Composing,
Dislikes: Annoying people, Abra, Loud noises, Losing
- The Reflector Trinity Mirror
- Three pairs of the dual swords Kanshou and Bakuya
- A main gauche
- He has an X-shaped scar on his face from when RedEyes!Zeal tried to murder him.
- He is quite fond of using Chess metaphors in battle.
- Jacob is believed to have mild Manic-Depressive disorder, and does take care of this.
- He is ambidextrous.
- His Trainer ID is 11272.
|Combat Members (Arcana):||Ren (I. The Magician) • SleepyHead (III. The Empress) • Silent (IV. The Emperor) • Mondo (V. The Hierophant) • Jacob (VII. The Chariot) • Lisa (IX. The Hermit) • Dune (XI. Strength) |
Lane (XII. The Hanged Man) • Des (XIII. Death) • Verax (XIII. Death) • Deziree (XIV. Temperance) • Pentigan (XVI. The Tower) • Daydre (XVIII. The Moon) • Joseph (XIX. The Sun)
|Navigators (Arcana):||Lyuri (VII. The Chariot) • Mendel (XIX. The Sun)|
|On Hand:|| Regina • Argentum • Discord • Pest • Voidstar • P-1 |
Lethe • Sylva • Phlegethon • Helian • Salcura • Ferris
Valea • Galahad • Saphire • Woe • Egil • Bloop
Songbird • Neso • Overlord • Arondight • Vandark • Diantos
Siegfried • Godbert
|As last seen in: Alola|